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Jul 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
" tonight, both the prosecution and the defense have made closing arguments. now the soldier's fate is in the hands of a judge. we get an update. >> woodruff: then, houston-based halliburton admitted to destroying evidence after the 2010 gulf oil spill. hari sreenivasan looks at the implications for the energy services company and oil giant b.p. >> brown: protesters took to the streets in two north african countries today. margaret warner fills us in on the latest in egypt, with conspiracy charges against the former president and in tunisia, after another political assassination. >> woodruff: the fukushima nuclear plant-- crippled by an earthquake and tsunami two years ago-- is leaking contaminated water into the sea. we get a rare glimpse inside the still radioactive area. >> the regalia in which i'm now standing including this, a dose meter, which will give my accumulated radiation dose across the time were inside the exclusion zone. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the
Jul 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
he disclosed, and computer fraud. defense attorney davis comes hailed the acquittal on aiding the enemy saying "today is a good day, but bradley is by no means out of the fire. his supporters have argued manning is a whistle-blower who exposed official malfeasance for the public good. >> engage, roger! >> reporter: among the most incendiary of his disclosure, a 2007 video that wikileaks called "collateral murder." it showed the crew of a u.s. helicopter gunship in iraq as mate sheen gunned a group of men suspected of being iraqi insurgents. instead, those killed included a reuters news service cameraman and his driver. the 25-year-old manning had already pleaded guilty to several lesser charges. the sentencing phase on today's convictions begins tomorrow and the penalty could add up to 136 years in prison. and we'll have more on the manning verdict after the other news. >> ifill: still to come on the newshour, a new definition of cancer. senator gillibrand on curbing sexual assaults in the military; drug gangs turn honduras into the murder capital of the world; and life and de
Jul 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
defense and educational fund. and hans von spakovsky. he is a senior legal fellow at the heritage foundation and testified recently at a house judiciary committee hearing on the voting rights act. welcome to both of you to the "newshour." so, nina perales, to you first, what do you make of the attorney general's announcement today? how significant is this? >> well, we very much appreciate the announcement and the effort of d.o.j. to support our request in the texas court, that texas be put under continuing supervision under the voting rights act. it's sorely needed. texas is the poster child for why we continue to need the protections of the voting rights act. and i hope that d.o.j.'s effort is just the beginning of. econtinued involvement in voting rights in texas. >> woodruff: soreliy needed. what's your reaction? >> i'm not sure that's true. it shows the critics of the supreme court decision that knocked out section 5 of the voting rights acts are wrong. this shows there are still very powerful tools in the voting rights act that the attorney general can use. in fact, this is t
Jul 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
analyst at the defense intelligence agency, now at the washington institute for near east policy. and john mearsheimer, a west point graduate and former air force officer, now a professor at the university of chicago. we thank you both, gentlemen, for being with us. jeffrey white, to you first. do you get a sense from reading this letter sent by general dempsey of what the obama administration is likely to do? >> i think we're going to see a small-scale commitment of military resources to support the rebels. nothing large, nothing too lethal. small arms and ammunition. maybe not even antitank weapons. my sense is that is a, you know, a slow movement towards a potentially greater commitment but nothing really dramatic in the way of arms. >> woodruff: small arms and ammunition. in fact, in this "washington post" story we just referenced, john mearsheimer, says that's already what's been approved. what more do you see the administration prepared to do? >> i don't think the administration is prepared to do anything else. it's very clear from general dempsey's letter that the pentagon is oppose
Jul 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, a lot of backchannel communications, right, between defense secretary, secretary of state, and their counter-parts. i mean, is the u.s. having any influence at all? what does today's development do to their ability to keep that balancing act going? >> i think the united states really has to make it clear-- not necessarily publicly but certainly privately-- that if the u.s.-egyptian relationship is going to be maintained, human rights have to be recognized, and there can't be an excessive use of force against any protesters, whether it's the brotherhood or others. and i hope that message is being made at the highest level. >> warner: do you think it's getting through? >> it doesn't seem that the egyptian military leadership has taken any of the advice the u.s. has given. you know, as this whole thing has unfolded over the last few weeks. look, egypt is a big, important country, it's next door to israel. the united states is very reluctant to cut egypt loose. that's what they they feel they would be doing by suspending assistance but the united states is going to be facing a
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